There are two reasons Trump decided to go 180 degrees on bis position on Syria, and neither of them are safe.
The first is the most obvious, that he has flexed his military muscles and launched weapons against another sovereign nation with zero checks and balances for pure domestic politics. The second is that he was emotionally manipulated by seeing babies choking to death.
Now don’t get me wrong.
Babies choking to death from chemical weapons is a shocking crime, but this is the same President who during the elections was telling refugees fleeing from Syria that they wouldn’t find refuge in America.
Babies choking on chemical weapons is bad, but the ones trying to flee the chemical weapons are collateral damage?
If Trump launched to improve his domestic poll numbers, that’s disturbing but if he was honestly manipulated by emotionally harrowing images of babies dying, all he has done is green light anyone attempting to manipulate American foreign policy by attacking babies first.
Trump is either Machiavellian in the extreme or he is easily manipulated into risky military actions.
The world is a far less safe place while he remains in the White House.